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The Devils’ Chris Wescott takes a look back at Newark’s history, connecting it to today’s protests: “This past weekend, the city of Newark was once again roaring with pain, frustration, and sadness. Yet, unlike the deadly riots of 1967, the citizens of New Jersey’s largest city united in a powerful and peaceful protest.” [NHL]
P.K. Subban is really rolling along with these trivia shows: Here’s episode No. 8, which features an appearance by Mackenzie Blackwood:
Kevin Weekes says he won’t reference the Greater Toronto Hockey League on TV again until the league begins to disclose stats on how often players are penalized for racial slurs. This after a player in the league said he was regularly the target of racial insults. [TSN] [Earlier TSN story]
Return to play:
Regarding possible roster size for the 24 teams in Return to Play, while the NHL has suggested 28 skaters plus goalies, that still has to be negotiated with the NHLPA through the Phase 3/4 agreement to come. So roster size may or may not change again depending on NHLPA.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 6, 2020
So what will teams do as they move into Phase 2, which allows for small, voluntary group workouts, this week? [The Athletic ($)]
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